Research Computing Officer

University of Oxford
August 02, 2024
Offerd Salary:£45,858 - £54,395
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Contract Type:Permanent
Working Time:Full time
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Research Computing Officer

Department of Biochemistry, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QU


Salary (£) : £45,858 - £54,395 per annum

Location: Department of Biochemistry, South Parks Road, Oxford

Contract type: Permanent

Hours: Full Time (37.5 hours per week)

About the role

We are seeking to appoint a Research Computing Officer to join a vibrant team to provide support for researchers conducting high-performance computing as part of research projects involving structural biology, molecular dynamics simulations and bioinformatics. You will be involved in managing these multiple server systems, with a particular focus on those for cryo-electron microscopy, structural biology and protein design. You will work closely with a second research computing officer as an integral part of the IT team of the Department of Biochemistry and will also work closely with the cryogenic electron microscopy facility manager and be part of cryo-EM facility team.

The actual starting salary offered will be based on qualifications and relevant skills acquired and will also be determined by the funding available.

What We Offer

Your happiness and wellbeing at work matters to us, so we offer a range of family friendly and financial benefits including:

• An excellent contributory pension scheme

• 38 days annual leave

• A comprehensive range of childcare services

• Family leave schemes

• Cycle loan scheme

• Membership to a variety of social and sports clubs

• Discounted bus travel and Season Ticket travel loans

The University also runs an enormous amount of social groups and sports clubs for those looking for more than just a great place to work.

About you

You will be educated to GCSE standard or equivalent and have an advanced degree and/or have significant experience of managing large-scale computing platforms. Extensive experience of performing routine maintenance tasks on computer hardware is expected, as is having the expertise in troubleshooting complex hardware and/or middleware problems autonomously. You will have advanced knowledge of Linux/Unix operating system administration and proficiency in linux/unixscripting languages. Having advanced knowledge of sharing protocols such as NFS and SAMBA, networking protocols and knowledge of Infiniband is expected. You will have a meticulous approach to technical documentation and record keeping and have good knowledge of distributed storage systems and volume management systems. Good organisations skills with the ability to prioritise your own workload and to work with minimum supervision is essential and you will have the ability to communicate well with people at all levels.

Application Process

You will be required to upload a supporting statement, setting out how you meet the selection criteria, curriculum vitae and the names and contact details of two referees as part of your online application.

Only applications received before 12 noon on Friday 2nd August 2024 can be considered, with interviews for shortlisted candidates to be held as soon as possible thereafter.

Committed to equality and valuing diversity

Contact Person : HR Officer Vacancy ID : 173991 Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 02-Aug-2024 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 8 Contact Email : [email protected] Salary (£) : 45585 - 54395

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